Phoenix Film Festival 2024
Phoenix Film Festival 2024

The 24th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will run from Thursday, April 4th – Sunday, April 14th at Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre, and will once again feature a diverse line-up of over 200 films and will host filmmakers from around the world. Additional happenings will include the Party Pavilion, Opening Night, Industry Night, Film Prom, and Kids Day.

Tickets and Festival Passes for the 2024 Phoenix Film Festival are now on sale and can be purchased either at the festival’s website at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com or calling the film festival office at 480-513-3195.

Pricing for the tickets and festival passes are as follows:

Single Ticket – $15
Flex Pass – $45 – cannot be used for the opening or closing night films.
Super Flex Pass – $120
Festival Pass – $200
VIP Pass – $300
Platinum Pass – $450 – will be the only pass/ticket for access to the Opening Night Film

 


 

A24’s “SING SING” STARRING OSCAR® NOMINEE COLMAN DOMINGO TO SHINE BRIGHT AT THIS YEAR’S PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT!

A24’s SING SING, featuring Academy Award® nominee, Colman Domingo, takes center stage to kick off the 24th Annual Phoenix Film Festival! The cinematic magic will take place on Thursday, April 4th at Harkins Scottsdale 101 at 6:00pm.

SING SING stars an incredible cast of Colman Domingo, Clarence Maclin, Paul Raci, and Sean San José, helmed by Director Greg Kwedar. The script was adapted by Kwedar and Clint Bentley from Brent Buell’s play “Breakin’ the Mummy’s Code” and John H. Richardson’s’ “The Sing Sing Follies”.

Synopsis: Divine G (Colman Domingo), imprisoned at Sing Sing for a crime he didn’t commit, finds purpose by acting in a theatre group alongside other incarcerated men, including wary newcomer (Clarence Maclin), in this stirring true story of resilience, humanity, and the transformative power of art, starring an unforgettable ensemble cast of formerly incarcerated actors.

 


 

Centerpiece Films

Babes

Cast: Ilana Glazer, Michelle Buteau, John Carroll Lynch, Hasan Minhaj
Synopsis: BABES follows inseparable childhood best friends Eden (Ilana Glazer) and Dawn (Michelle Buteau), having grown up together in NYC, now firmly in different phases of adulthood. When carefree and single Eden decides to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand, their friendship faces its greatest challenge. BABES delves into the complexities of female friendship with a blend of laughter, tears, and labor pains.
Screening Friday, April 5th at 7:00pm

Ezra

Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Vera Farmiga, Whoopi Goldberg, Rainn Wilson, Tony Goldwyn, William A. Fitzgerald, Robert De Niro
Synopsis: EZRA follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro), while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne). When forced to confront difficult decisions about their son’s future, Max and Ezra embark on a cross-country road trip that has a transcendent impact on both their lives. Directed by Tony Goldwyn, who also appears in the film alongside additional cast members Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, EZRA is an endearing and often funny exploration of a family determined to find their way through life’s complexities with humor, compassion, and heart.
Screening Saturday, April 6th at 7:00pm

The Idea of You

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Nicholas Galitzine, Ella Rubin, Annie Mumolo, Reid Scott, Perry Mattfeld, Jordan Aaron Hall, Mathilda Gianopoulos, Raymond Cham Jr., Jaiden Anthony, Viktor White, Dakota Adan
Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed, contemporary love story of the same name, The Idea of You centers on Solène (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old single mom who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the hottest boy band on the planet. When Solène must step in to chaperone her teenage daughter’s trip to the Coachella Music Festival after her ex bails at the last minute, she has a chance encounter with Hayes and there is an instant, undeniable spark. As they begin a whirlwind romance, it isn’t long before Hayes’ superstar status poses unavoidable challenges to their relationship, and Solène soon discovers that life in the glare of his spotlight might be more than she bargained for.
Screening Sunday, April 7th at 4:15pm

Good One

Cast: Lily Collias, Sumaya Bouhbal, Valentine Black, Diana Irvine, James Le Gros, Danny McCarthy
Synopsis: 17-year-old Sam embarks on a three-day backpacking trip in the Catskills with her dad, Chris, and his oldest friend, Matt. As the two men quickly settle into a gently quarrelsome brotherly dynamic, airing long-held grievances, Sam attempts to mediate their disputes. But when lines are crossed and Sam’s trust is betrayed, tensions reach a fever pitch.
Screening Monday, April 8 at 7:00pm
*Director India Donaldson will be attending and participating in a Q&A following this screening.

Janet Planet

Cast: Julianne Nicholson, Zoe Ziegler, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, and Sophie Okonedo
Synopsis: In rural Western Massachusetts, 11-year-old Lacy spends the summer of 1991 at home, enthralled by her own imagination and the attention of her mother, Janet. As the months pass, three visitors enter their orbit, all captivated by Janet and her spellbinding nature. In her solitary moments, Lacy inhabits an inner world so extraordinarily detailed that it begins to seep into the outside world. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker captures a child’s experience of time passing, and the ineffability of a daughter falling out of love with her mother, in this singularly sublime film debut.
Screening Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00pm

Avenue of the Giants

Cast: Stephen Lang, Elsie Fisher, Luke David Blumm, Robin Weigert
Synopsis: Avenue of the Giants tells the true story of Herbert Heller who kept his miraculous escape from the Auschwitz Birkenau death march a secret for 60 years, even from his family. That is, until he meets Abbey, a young teenager whose own brush with pain and death inspires him to open up as well, leading the two of them to exchange their stories as a meaningful and healing friendship is born.
Screening Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm
*Producer Noah Lang will be attending and participating in a Q&A following this screening.

Tuesday

Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lola Petticrew, Leah Harvey, Arinzé Kene
Synopsis: A mother (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a profoundly moving performance) and her teenage daughter (Lola Petticrew) must confront Death when it arrives in the form of an astonishing talking bird. From debut filmmaker Daina O. Pusić, Tuesday is a heart-rending fairy tale about the echoes of loss and finding resilience in the unexpected.
Screening Friday, April 12th at 7:00pm

Blood for Dust

Cast: Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington, Josh Lucas
Synopsis: A traveling salesman drowning under the weight of providing for his family finds himself on a dangerous path after reconnecting with an old colleague.
Screening Saturday, April 13th at 7:00pm
*Director Rod Blackhurst will be attending and participating in a Q&A following this screening.